Alexander Sergeev


Alexander Sergeev 

First Soloist 
of Mariinsky Ballet
for 9 years,
recipient of two
Golden Sofit Awards,



In 2019 we announced a wonderful addition to Ballet Intensives NYC Faculty: a star of Mariinsky Ballet, Alexander Sergeev. Talented and impressively versatile dancer, Alexander vaunts a vast repertoire of Classical, Neoclassical, and Contemporary works.



Alexander in The Talisman Pas de deux, choreography by Marius Petipa. Photo by Carlos Quezada



Alexander will be teaching Ballet Technique and Men’s Repertoire. In addition — a real treat for our Pre-Professional / Young Professional Level students — he will be teaching excerpts of his new work Bad Timing (Не вовремя), recently set on three couples of young Mariinsky dancers: Anastasia Nuykina and Principal Dancer Xander Parish, First Soloists Kristina Shapran and Konstantin Zverev, and Second Soloists Maria Shirinkina and Alexei Timofeyev



Anastasia Nuykina and Xander Parish in Alexander Sergeev’s poetic piece Bad Timing in St. Petersburg, Russia, in March 2019



You can enjoy the recording of Bad Timing’s first performance  on Mariinsky.TV channel, starting at 1 h and 29 min mark.  



Kristina Shapran and Konstantin Zverev in Bad Timing. Their pas de deus was choreographed to Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Valsa da Dor, performed live on stage.


Alexander Sergeev’s Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:

Giselle (Count Albrecht); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Spanish Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov,
The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, the Blue Bird); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,



Alexander Sergeev as Prince Désiré in the Sleeping Beauty (left) and as Prince Siegfried in the Swan Lake.


Raymonda (Béranger, Bernard, Grand рas); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,
Pas de deux from the ballet The Talisman; choreography by Marius Petipa,
Don Quixote (Espada); choreography by Alexander Gorsky,
Le Papillon; choreography by Marie Taglioni,
Pétrouchka (Pétrouchka); choreography by Michel Fokine,
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Vaslav, Youths); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov,



In Balanchine’s Prodigal Son


George Balanchine’s ballets Apollo (Apollo), Serenade, Symphony in C (I. Allegro vivo), Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), The Four Temperaments (Sanguine), Piano Concerto No 2 (Ballet Imperial), Theme and Variations, Scotch Symphony and Prodigal Son (the Prodigal), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, Lysander),




Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Mercutio); choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky,
Grand pas classique; choreography by Viktor Gzovsky,
Leonid Yakobson’s ballets Shurale (Shurale) and Spartacus (Harmodius),
Études; choreography by Harald Lander,
Yuri Grigorovich's ballet The Stone Flower (Severian), The Legend of Love (Vizier, Friends of Ferkhad),
Carmen-Suite (Torero); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
For Four; choreography by Christopher Wheeldon,
Le Parc (Soloist); choreography by Angelin Preljocaj,



Alexander Sergeev and Mariinsky Ballet Principal Dancer Viktoria Tereshkina in Angelin Preljocaj’s masterpiece ballet Le Parc, in 2011



Alexander Sergeev and Mariinsky Ballet Principal Dancer Viktoria Tereshkina in Angelin Preljocaj’s masterpiece ballet Le Parc, in 2011


Roland Petit’s ballets Le Jeune homme et la mort (the Youth) and Leda et le cygne,





Manon (Young Gentlemen); choreography by Kenneth MacMillan,
The Nutcracker (the Nutcracker Prince); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov,
The Magic Nut (Hungarian Groom, Young Drosselmeyer); production by Mihail Chemiakin, choreography by Donvena Pandoursky,

William Forsythe’s ballets In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Approximate Sonata and Steptext,



Impressive jumps in William Forsythe’s staple In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated. This contemporary classic is an integral part of Mariinsky Theatre repertoire.



Alexei Ratmansky’s ballets Cinderella (the Prince), The Little Humpbacked Horse (Ivan the Fool), Anna Karenina (Count Vronsky) and Concerto DSCH,
Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (Pierrot Lunaire, Three Point Turn),
Gentle Memories; choreography by Jiří Bubeníček,
Sacre; choreography by Sasha Waltz,
Infra; choreography by Wayne McGregor,
Solo; choreography by Hans van Manen,
Anton Pimonov's ballets Choreographic Game 3x3, The Cat on the Tree, Inside the lines and Bambi (the Chief Hunter),
Symphony in Three Movements (He); choreography by Radu Poklitaru,
The Bronze Horseman (Eugene); choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, Yuri Smekalov ,
Vladimir Varnava's ballets Yaroslavna. The Eclipse (Prince Igor), Pétrouchka (Pétrouchka),
Pulcinella (Pulcinella); choreography by Ilya Zhivoi.



Sergeev as the title character of Pétrouchka in Vladimir Varnava’s ballet


Repertoire also includes:

Tango; choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko,
The Nutcracker (the Prince); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,
Cinderella (the Prince); choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev,
The Golden Age (Alexander); choreography by Noah D. Gelber,
Celestial; choreography by Garrett Smith.


Sergeev was the first performer of roles in the ballets Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (Covielle; choreography by Nikita Dmitrievsky), Reverence (choreography by David Dawson), Du Côté de chez Swann (choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko), The Meek One (Man; choreography by Donvena Pandoursky), Aria Suspended (First Movement; choreography by Peter Quanz), The Ring (choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko), Presentiment of Spring (Death),
Bolero Factory (Greed; choreography by Yuri Smekalov). 


He also danced in the premiere performances of Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (Alexei Ratmansky’s Pierrot Lunaire and Three Point Turn by Dwight Roden) in the USA and in the Russian premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre.